Type of insult: Literary insults

The swish-swash of the press

The bum of impudency, the shambles of beastliness..

Very nice

Though there are dull stretches.

His nates from his cubitum

He is either mad or so in awe of himself that he now is unable to distinguish his nates from his cubitum.

Poetry might have made him less disastrous

But the heartiest diet of Emily Dickinson and William Allingham could not have loosened the knot of aggressive melancholy that made his character so unequal to his chosen vocation

A shortsighted, crapulous mass

What a poor, ignorant, malicious, shortsighted, crapulous mass is Tom Paine’s Common Sense

A freakish homunculous

The hag Sedition was your mother…Germinated outside lawful procreation.

Never have I read such tosh

Merely the scratchings of pimples on the body of the boot boy at Claridges

It is rumble and bumble

It drags itself out of the dark abysm of pish and crawls inanely up the topmost pinnacle of posh.